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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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SHOCKER! AUDACY Alternative KROQ/LOS ANGELES morning co-host STRYKER announced this morning (6/9) he will be stepping away from STRYKER & KLEIN. STRYKER has been with KROQ for 22 years and moved from PM Drive to mornings in MARCH 2020 and the show later added AUDACY's ALT stations KITS (ALT 105.3)/SAN FRANCISCO, KVIL (ALT 103.7)/DALLAS, and KRBZ (ALT 96.5)/KANSAS CITY.
AUDACY SVP/Alternative Programming MIKE KAPLAN said, "Big shoes to fill. For years, STRYKER’s had an intimate connection with the SOCAL community delivering passionate and interactive content for our fans. We all thank him immensely for his ... more »
THE ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION (AWMF) has released the winners of the 46th Annual GRACIE AWARDS. THE GRACIE AWARDS Gala will take place MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th at the BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL in LOS ANGELES and will honor KERRY WASHINGTON, CATHERINE O’HARA, LENA WAITHE, KELLY CLARKSON, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, DEDE MCGUIRE, DANIELLE MONARO and ERIN ANDREWS.
This year’s ceremony will also recognize entertainment and news programming that addressed "timely topics and social issues."
“Throughout this important year, we have enjoyed some of the most compelling content in our history. We were informed, enlightened and entertained by women in media across all platforms,” said AWMF Pres. BECKY BROOKS. “As we celebrate AWM’s 70th anniversary, we are thrilled to honor this incredible group of women who have demonstrated their commitment to sharing emotionally-charged, timely and compelling content. We look forward to reconvening in person to recognize these incredible achievements and brave storytelling.”
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Jodi Schneider Upped To Political News Dir. At Bloomberg TV And Radio, Joe Mathieu And Annmarie Hordern Named Washington Correspondents
BLOOMBERG is making changes and additions to its political reporting team.
Among the changes being made by Global Head of Television and Radio AL MAYERS, Business Senior Editor JODI SCHNEIDER will be promoted to BLOOMBERG TV and Radio Political News Director, effective JUNE 21st and overseeing all political coverage as well as the network's WASHINGTON editorial team.
In addition, WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WGBH/BOSTON "MORNING EDITION" local host JOE MATHIEU is returning to WASHINGTON as one of BLOOMBERG's WASHINGTON correspondents. MATHIEU spent 13 years in WASHINGTON at CBS MARKETWATCH and SIRIUSXM's P.O.T.U.S. channel before going to BOSTON to anchor mornings at then-CBS RADIO News WBZ-A/BOSTON.
Also named a WASHINGTON correspondent is "BLOOMBERG DAYBREAK EUROPE" anchor ANNMARIE HORDERN. HORDEN has most recently been based in LONDON for BLOOMBERG.
Report: Former Trump Rhode Island Campaign Co-Chair May Be Preparing Defamation Suit Against WPRO-A/Providence Host
The former RHODE ISLAND campaign manager for DONALD TRUMP may be preparing a defamation lawsuit against CUMULUS MEDIA News-Talk WPRO-A-WEAN/PROVIDENCE and host DAN YORKE, reports the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL.
An attorney for GERALD ZARRELLA has filed a petition in county court seeking permission to depose YORKE and issue subpoenas investigating what the petition says were "defamatory and offensive statements" made on JUNE 10th. The petition seeks access to audio or video recordings of the comments about ZARRELLA, who is presently embroiled in a controversy over a cancelled fundraiser for Gov. DAN MCKEE, a Democrat who pulled out of the event when he learned ZARRELLA was involved.
Doubleday (Photo: Twitter @JustinDoubleday)
HUBBARD News WFED-A (FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK)/WASHINGTON has hired INSIDE DEFENSE Sr. Technology Reporter JUSTIN DOUBLEDAY as Senior Technology Reporter.
“We are so incredibly excited to welcome JUSTIN to the FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK team. His expertise specifically in technology and national security will be a huge asset to our organization,” said GM JOEL OXLEY. “The addition of our new reporter will further contribute to our goal of being the go-to source of federal news for employees and contractors and is a testament to the incredible work our team has been doing.”
HEIDI HARRIS has exited KEMP BROADCASTING News-Talk KMZQ-A/LAS VEGAS. The market veteran, who had been hosting a midday show, tweeted MONDAY (6/7) that the station "wanted me to go back to mornings and I just can't. We parted as friends. I enjoyed my time there and I’m excited about what God has planned next. And I have a few ideas of my own…"
HARRIS joined KMZQ in 2018 and previously hosted at crosstown KXNT-A and KDWN-A and at SALEM News-Talk KRLA-A/LOS ANGELES. She hosted mornings until last NOVEMBER, when she moved to middays, swapping time slots with SALEM's MIKE GALLAGHER.
Longtime UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE football radio analyst TIM PRIEST is retiring from the VOL RADIO NETWORK after 22 years. PRIEST, who joined the VOL network as a fill-in analyst in 1993 and became the full-time analyst in 1999, said that he is leaving the VOLS broadcasts to spend more time supporting his grandchildren's athletic participation. Former VOLS and NEW YORK JETS quarterback and ex-TENNESSEE TITANS radio analyst PAT RYAN, who has been working on the pre-game shows for six years and on the VOL NETWORK's "BIG ORANGE HOTLINE" show for 11 years, will replace PRIEST on the broadcasts.
"For the last 22 ... more »
CASEY VINYARD, holder of 25% of METRO RADIO GROUP, LLC, licensee of Sports KREF-A (SPORTS TALK 1400 THE REF)/NORMAN, OK, is buying out the 75% interest held by DEBRA J. LAFFOON as personal representative of the late RANDY LAFFOON, for $157,000. RANDY LAFFOON died last SEPTEMBER (NET NEWS 9/25/2020).
In other filings at the FCC, The UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN-ST. PAUL was granted an STA to operate KFNW-A/WEST FARGO, ND with reduced power nondirectionally with the remaining tower of the directional array being dismantled as it moves to a new site.
And COLT COMM, LLC has closed on the sale of Country KKCA/ARVIN-BAKERSFIELD, CA to SHEMOGUL MEDIA, LLC for $315,000.
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CUSTOM CHANNELS adds radio industry veteran JOHN MICHAEL to its music programming team. MICHAEL, the CEO/Founder of PODCAVE, previously spent 16 years in the programming department at then-CBS RADIO/LOS ANGELES' Top 40 KAMP, Adult Hits KCBS, and Alternative KROQ.
“CUSTOM CHANNELS is growing post-pandemic," said CUSTOM CHANNELS Chief Music Officer JOHN BRADLEY. "We have more businesses signing on, so we need more expert music curation. "It’s rare to find someone with John Michael’s passion for all types of music. His years in radio give him expertise to craft quality playlists designed to play ... more »
iHEARTMEDIA Top 40/Mainstream WIOQ (Q102)/PHILADELPHIA has a rare opening for live talent position at night.
WIOQ PD BUSTER SATTERFIELD commented, "This is it! Q has the gig for a creative and energetic personality that’s ready to ignite the airwaves in PHILLY. The perfect candidate for this job is ready to create a SHOW that becomes a nightly destination. An unpredictability factor is a must. Is your content interactive? Send us your best phone calls from 2021."
SATTERFIELD added, "A strong social media presence is a requirement, but can you make noise in the community and PHILLY nightlife scene? Are you crazy enough to bring this job to life? Bring it on."
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FRIENDS OF WMVYRADIO Triple A WMVY/MARTHA’S VINEYARD has moved into its brand-new broadcasting facility as of TUESDAY, JUNE 8th. After nearly 40 years of WMVY originating from CARROLLS WAY in VINEYARD HAVEN, it is now on STATE ROAD in WEST TISBURY.
The station has raised over 90% of the $2.5 million needed for this project and is close to having the construction, equipment and interior furnishings fully finished.
FRIENDS OF MVYRADIO Exec. Dir. and WMVY PD PJ FINN said “Today is an exciting new day for anyone and everyone who loves MVYRADIO. Thanks to our supporters for being part of the journey to Our New Island Home.”
After having to forgo the series last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LOUISVILLE PUBLIC MEDIA Triple A WFPK (91.9 INDEPENDENT LOUISVILLE) has just announced the return of its WFPK WATERFRONT WEDNESDAY concert series taking place on THE BIG FOUR LAWN along the OHIO RIVER.
This season's lineup is:
* JULY 14th — HOUNDMOUTH, THE JESSE LEES, SAM FILIATREAU
* JULY 28th — THE MAVERICKS, MAGNOLIA BOULEVARD, MCKINLEY JAMES
* AUGUST 11th — GARY BREWER/THE KENTUCKY RAMBLERS, VILLA MURE, CJ SPARKS
* AUGUST 25th — CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM, BROOKS RITTER, GENEVVA
* SEPTEMBER 8th — DAWN RICHARD, BENDIGO FLETCHER, KIANA AND THE SUN KINGS
* SEPTEMBER 22nd — LOW CUT CONNIE, TBA, WOMBO
Learn more here.
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In This Week's 'Women To Watch' Column; Charese Fruge Finds Out About The Quick-Moving Career of Vanessa 'V' Gomez
Charese Fruge, Vanessa "V" Gomez
In this week's ALL ACCESS "Women To Watch" column, MC MEDIA Principal CHARESE FRUGE talks to newly-minted KQSR (MIX 100.9) YUMA APD/midday personality VANESSA "V" GOMEZ.
Reflecting on her career to this point, V said, “So far I’ve learned that working hard will make you stand out. It’s important to always remember that people are watching you, and they are paying attention. Even if you don’t see yourself growing in your current role, I’ve learned that working hard is always the right move. Once you have a reputation of getting to work on time, being present, being available, ... more »
WOMEN BEHIND THE MIC will host Voice Over Actor RENA-MARIE VILLANO on this week's CLUBHOUSE Panel, TODAY, JUNE 9th at 5p (PT)/8p (ET). Rena-Marie will talk about her journey from radio to becoming a nationally known voice for major market radio stations across the country. She's currently the voice of THE WOODY SHOW in more than 30 terrestrial radio markets,
CHRISTOPHER RUSSO’s “Mad Dog Unleashed” on SiriusXM 82, iHEARTMEDIA's Alternative KYSR (ALT 98.7)/LOS ANGELES, HUBBARD Classic Rock WDRV (97-1 FM The Drive)/CHICAGO, iHEARTMEDIA's 90's Hits WMIA (Totally 93.9)/MIAMI, just to name a ... more »
KRISTIN VERBITSKY, the founder of UNITED STATIONS' STORIC MEDIA podcast division, is featured in an interview posted on ARIANA HUFFINGTON's THRIVE GLOBAL website.
The interview by DIGITAL DAY AGENCY founder CANDICE GEORGIADIS covers VERBITSKY's career, her mentor (her father, UNITED STATIONS Chairman/CEO NICK VERBITSKY), and how she is "shaking things up" in the industry.
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Miranda (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA will receive the NAB LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION's 2021 SERVICE TO AMERICA LEADERSHIP AWARD during the 2021 CELEBRATION OF SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARDS special premiering on SATURDAY, JULY 10th. The award announcement coincides with the release of the highly-anticipated movie version of the "HAMILTON" creator's musical, "IN THE HEIGHTS," on THURSDAY, JUNE 10th.
“As the creative force behind some of the most successful stage and screen productions in recent memory, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA has left an indelible mark on our culture,” said NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH. “He has matched his outstanding success with an outspoken advocacy for PUERTO RICO and the arts, and a steadfast commitment to helping communities grow, learn and thrive. We are delighted to commemorate his storied accomplishments and dedication to public service with the SERVICE TO AMERICA LEADERSHIP AWARD.”
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It's A Small World
As regional touring and live shows begin to ramp up, the folks at RADIO MILWAUKEE (WYMS 889 NINE)/MILWAUKEE have been touring the world virtually.
They recently streamed a live show from NIGERIA with the KUTI family of musicians. And just last week, the station streamed a show from JAPAN with CHAI.
The next stops will include all the other continents minus Antarctica.
Learn more here.
BEASLEY Hip Hop WPEG (POWER 98)/CHARLOTTE's "NO LIMIT LARRY AND THE MORNING MADHOUSE" will host their annual 28-hour radiothon for THE SALVATION ARMY’s CENTER OF HOPE homeless shelter starting at 6a (ET) on THURSDAY (6/10). Last year, the show raised over $10,000 for the shelter despite having to cancel the radiothon due to the pandemic.
“We’re excited to bring this event back since we were unable to do it last year due to the pandemic,” said PD MR. INCOGNITO. “We take pride in serving the community and appreciate the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the homeless as CHARLOTTE residents continue to rebuild after a tough year.”
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CMT has announced the final nominees competing for the 2021 "CMT MUSIC AWARDS" Video of the Year category, which has been narrowed down from an initial list of 14 nominees by Country music fans. The finalists include CARRIE UNDERWOOD and JOHN LEGEND with "Hallelujah," KANE BROWN with "Worldwide Beautiful," KEITH URBAN with P!NK's "One Too Many" and KELSEA BALLERINI with "Hole In The Bottle."
The final winner will be determined through voting on TWITTER. Fans can cast their vote by using the artists' hashtags, "#VoteCarrieCMT," "#VoteKaneCMT," ... more »
Webster (Photo: Rachel Deeb)
NASHVILLE-based BACK BLOCKS MUSIC has added BROOKE WEBSTER as A&R/Creative Coord. WEBSTER is a recent graduate from BELMONT UNIVERSITY's COLLEGE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC, with a degree in music business. A HARRISBURG, PA native, she served as Pres. of BELMONT’s BEAR HOUSE WRITER MANAGEMENT organization and previously held a variety of music internships at SMACKSONGS, BIG LOUD, ASCAP and more.
“When I met BROOKE, I knew her personality and work ethic would fit well with the culture we are building at BACK BLOCKS MUSIC,” said CEO/Founder RAKIYAH MARSHALL. “I’m thrilled to have her a part of the team, and look forward to the future ahead.”
Frey (Photo: Joseph Llanes)
NASHVILLE-based CARNIVAL MUSIC has signed Country artist KYLIE FREY to a publishing deal. The LOUISIANA native's latest collaborative effort, "Horses In Heaven (featuring RANDY HOUSER)," landed the #1 spot on the TEXAS REGIONAL RADIO REPORT, marking her sixth chart-topper on the T3R in total. The song peaked to top of the chart in nine weeks, breaking FREY's own 11-week chart record for fastest #1 climb for a female in the chart's history.
“Within 10 minutes of meeting KYLIE, I heard a classic Country voice, some serious guitar picking and a song that stopped me dead in my tracks,” said ... more »
Jackson (Photo: Russ Harrington)
FACEBOOK is partnering with EMI NASHVILLE artist ALAN JACKSON to livestream his sold-out "Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit" on SATURDAY, JUNE 26th. JACKSON will headline the event in his hometown of NEWNAN, GA, with artists CHRIS YOUNG, CAYLEE HAMMACK, ADAM WRIGHT and BRIAN WRIGHT also performing (NET NEWS 5/19).
The livestream of the concert will be exclusively available on FACEBOOK LIVE, and will allow opportunities for people all over the world to offer support. The livestream will be available to watch on JACKSON's FACEBOOK page here.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the COWETA COMMUNITY ... more »
Entertainment attorney COLIN MAHER is partnering with NASHVILLE-based non-profit HELPING OUR MUSIC EVOLVE (HOME) to host the free, virtual event, "NFTs, Music, and The Law," on MONDAY, JUNE 14th from 6-7:30p (CT).
MAHER will be breaking down the background and use of the new revenue streaming concept of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the copyright and licensing issues that are common when selling them, along with how to structure agreements with labels and publishers, and other important legal matters regarding NFTs.
Registration for "NFT's, Music, and The Law" is free on EVENTBRITE here. MAHER heads the NASHVILLE-based firm WHISKEY GHOST ENTERTAINMENT LAW.
PREMIERE NETWORKS weekend host and podcast host BEN FERGUSON will visit FOX NEWS CHANNEL's "OUTNUMBERED" TOMORROW (6/10) at noon (ET).
FERGUSON will serve as the as the designated "#OneLuckyGuy" male panelist alongside co-hosts HARRIS FAULKNER, EMILY COMPAGNO, KAYLEIGH MCENANY, and KENNEDY.
The Doctor Is In
Dr. DALIAH WACHS' syndicated talk show has reached the 50-affiliate mark.
The show, syndicated through GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, airs on stations including iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WWDC-HD2-W284CQ (WONK FM)/WASHINGTON, BEASLEY News-Talk KDWN-A-K268CS/LAS VEGAS, and MAPA BROADCASTING News-Talk WSLA-A-W230CR/SLIDELL-NEW ORLEANS.
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Tracks And Speakers
PODCAST MOVEMENT has announced the conference tracks and the fifth group of speakers scheduled to appear at the 2021 conference, scheduled for AUGUST 3-6 at the GAYLORD OPRYLAND HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER in NASHVILLE.
The conference will include six main tracks and three bonus tracks this year, including a Creation Track, Industry Track, Marketing Track, Monetization Track, Society, Culture, and Advocacy Track, and Technical Track, along with bonus tracks on Audio Drama/Fiction, Brand & Content Marketing, and Spanish Language Podcasting .
The speakers announced in the fifth round include:
SPOKE MEDIA's ALIA ... more »
PODCASTONE launched a branded content podcast for MICROSOFT on MONDAY (6/7) to promote the EDGE browser.
The 10-episode weekly "INNOVATION ON THE EDGE WITH MICROSOFT EDGE" is hosted by JORDAN HARBINGER and CHELSEA BRIGGS. The show is described as looking at "Internet innovation and pop culture trends."
Debuts June 16th
YOUTUBE personality GIGI GORGEOUS is hosting a new podcast, "QUEERIFIED," for CADENCE13's RAMBLE podcast network. GORGEOUS, a transgender activist whose memoir "He Said, She Said" was recently published by HARMONY BOOKS, is co-hosting the show with her vest friend MARC "MIMI" LAMENTAC; the show debuts on JUNE 16th.
“On ‘QUEERIFIED’, I wanted to start a conversation that is empowering, entertaining, and humorous, having an open dialogue about the issues and experiences that made me the person I am today,” said GORGEOUS. “My best friend MARC LAMENTAC, or MIMI, and I ... more »
Anna & Raven Expand
The syndicated ANNA & RAVEN show can now be heard in a total of 25 markets, including its seven new additions: ANCO MEDIA's Dance WZFL/WBGF (REVOLUTION 93.5)/MIAMI; SAGA COMMUNICATIONS' AC WMQR/HARRISONBURG VA; BYRNE ACQUISITION GROUP's Adult Hits WDLZ/MURFREESBORO, NC; CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATIONS' Country WMYQ (KIX 92.7)/GREENWOOD, MS; and DOCKINS BROADCASTING GROUP's Country WFDZ/PERRY, FL; Country KPWB (KICKIN' COUNTRY 104.9)/PIEDMONT, MO, and Country WQLC (POWER COUNTRY 102.1)/WATERTOWN-LAKE CITY, FL.
This duo has been a dominant morning drive show in CONNECTICUT as the foundation for Hot AC WEZN ... more »
Kip Had No Clue It Was Not The Real Disney
Nationally Syndicated AM Show DAVE & JIMMY set out to take a co-worker's four-year-old, KIP, to DISNEY. After realizing the budget was unrealistic, the duo decided to treat him to a trip to DISNEY-ish instead.
JIMMY JAM and KIP's Mom, KELSEY WEBB, drove KIP to KINGS ISLAND in CINCINNATI, arranged for KIP to meet Disney-type generic princesses and rodents in the parking lot, and lied to the boy for an entire week! The falsehoods included DISNEY-ish sing-a-longs like "It's A Small World, Hakuna Piada, You’ve got a friend in MILWAUKEE, and WALT’s head is not frozen." They took pictures of ... more »
WJCT PUBLIC MEDIA streaming service, the JACKSONVILLE MUSIC EXPERIENCE, has added a new online platform at Jaxmusic.org. Before, the service was mainly available through the WJCT app or on several HD channels with News WJCT.
With music reviews, profiles of local artists, music history, curated playlists, concert recommendations, and think pieces on the state of music today, Jaxmusic.org offers ways to discover new music and to learn about the region’s musical legacy.
There are also three dedicated channels: Classic 24 (also on WJCT HD2), Anthology – a broad variety of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s (also on ... more »
Sync Licensing Company BOPPER has released their PRIDE Collection in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that spotlights queer artists on their platform during the month of JUNE. The company's mission is to give quality professional artist content while ensuring their artists receive fair compensation for their works. Their first artist to spotlight is ELINA FILICE.
FILICE said, “Bopper has been incredibly supportive. Not only do they value and promote my music, but they understand what I’m trying to achieve, and recognize the importance of representation in music.”
FILICE is one of the many artists ... more »
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PAT GARRETT CREATIVE has a new list of clients to add to his roster: iHEARTRADIO's Classic Hits WMJI (MAGIC 105.7)/Cleveland, SUMMIT MEDIA's Urban Gospel WAGG (610-AM)/BIRMINGHAM, AUDACY Hip Hop WXSS Hd-2 (Hot 1057)/MILWAUKEE and LEIGHTON BROADCASTING Top 40 KJJK-K249EZ (Channel 97-7)/FERGUS FALLS, MN.
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Hip Hop's ROLLING LOUD FESTIVAL NEW YORK has been added to the previously announced LOS ANGELES and MIAMI events. ROLLING LOUD NEW YORK is set for OCTOBER 28-30 at CITI FIELD in QUEENS. 50 CENT, J. COLE and TRAVIS SCOTT will headline the respective days. ROLLING LOUD NEW YORK will also feature a special appearance by BOBBY SHMURDA. RODDY RICCH, LIL BABY, A$AP FERG, JACK HARLOW, LIL UZI VERT and about 100 more artists are scheduled.
ROLLING LOUD CALIFORNIA is scheduled for the NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW (NOS) EVENT CENTER in SAN BERNADINO on DECEMBER 10-12. Headliners on the respective days are KID CUDI, J. COLE and FUTURE with a ... more »
MERLEFEST, taking place SEPTEMBER 16th-19th at WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (WCC) in WILKESBORO, NC, has announced that JOHNNYSWIM, THE MILK CARTON KIDS and WE BANJO 3 has helped to complete the full lineup for 2021.
They join TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, MAVIS STAPLES, LEANN RIMES, SAM BUSH, STURGILL SIMPSON, MARGO PRICE, DONNA THE BUFFALO, AMYTHYST KIAH, SHOVELS & ROPE, CHARLEY CROCKETT and many more.
MERLEFEST is the primary fundraiser for the WCC FOUNDATION, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.
Learn more here.
As ALLIGATOR RECORDS celebrates 50 years, the label won big at the BLUES FOUNDATION’s 42nd annual BLUES MUSIC AWARDS, held on SUNDAY, JUNE 6th.
SHEMEKIA COPELAND won Entertainer, Contemporary Female Artist and Contemporary Album Of The Year. ELVIN BISHOP & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE won Album and Traditional Album Of The Year. CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM won Guitarist and Contemporary Male Artist Of The Year. RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS won Band Of The Year. CURTIS SALGADO won Soul Blues Artist Of The Year
Learn more here.
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Dick Purtan (Photo: Radio Hall Of Fame)
DETROIT radio legend and RADIO HALL OF FAME broadcaster DICK PURTAN has lost his youngest daughter JULIE, at 45 years old.
The following is from his FACEBOOK post: "It is with utter disbelief and a truly broken heart that I share the news that my youngest daughter JULIE passed away suddenly MONDAY morning at the age of 45. JULIE had been battling thyroid cancer for the last few months… but was doing well after extensive surgery and radiation and looking forward to being completely healed. We don’t really know what happened… Maybe the treatments were too much... It appears that her heart simply ... more »
Their latest EP, SPOT IN THE SHADE, was released in JANUARY and produced by the band, featuring the song of the same name. Don't miss today's discovery of SUNHILL on PASSPORT APPROVED.
Tom Jeffries (Photo: Facebook)
ALL ACCESS sends get well soon wishes to veteran programmer and air talent TOM JEFFRIES, best remembered for WZOU/BOSTON and POWER 108/CLEVELAND, who is undergoing treatment for advanced cancer in LAS VEGAS.
Send him your thoughts at Tiact1@yahoo.com.
ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes on WEDNESDAY (6/9) to ALL ACCESS President JOEL DENVER, consultant ROB WAGMAN, WARNER RECORDS' DAVE BOUCHARD, AUDACY/CHICAGO SVP/Market Mgr. TIM POHLMAN, AUDACY/GREENVILLE, SC VP/GM STEVE SINICROPI, THE ARTIST COOPERATIVE’s VP/Alternative & Triple A LISA CRISTIANO, KEY NETWORKS Chief Revenue Officer DENNIS GREEN, former WQNQ/ASHEVILLE, NC PD MARK ANDREWS, EGGHEAD MEDIA's DARREN EGGLESTON, WEBG/CHICAGO PD ... more »
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